: MediaTakeOut.com has exclusively learned that last night in New Orleans, police officers beat, tasered and arrested R&B singer Tank.

We spoke exclusively with Tank's business associate Ira Dewitt, the CEO of Notifi Music Group, who witnessed the entire incident. Ira explained, "We were leaving the NBA All Star Game heading to an afterparty at the House Of Blues ... we were walking in that direction and the cops came and completely blocked us." She continued, "They got all in our face and got really belligerent ... Apparently there was a shooting in the area. "

That's when, according to Ira - all hell broke loose. "Tank was like 'Why are you gonna be like that' and we started walking away. But they grabbed Tank and threw him against the wall. [The cops] bent one of his arms up and the other arm back and asked him to do something. Tank told them that he couldn't and before you knew it there were three cops all over him ... and they tased him."

And the 5 foot Ira didn't escape the police abuse herself. Ira explained, "One of the cops threw me to the ground and manhandled me."

Tank was subsequently arrested and booked on three separate charges. He's been released on bail and is recuperating from injuries sustained in the incident.

While none of his injuries appear life threatening, he suffered numerous lacerations and will need to have a tetanus shot (as a precaution from the tasering).


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